Dead Inside by Noelle Holten @nholten40 @killerreads @botbspublicity #blogtour #teamholten #bookreview

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SSSSSQQQQQUUUUUEEEEEAAAAALLLLL yes it’s finally my turn to share my review of #mamapossum Noelle Holten’s debut novel Dead Inside. Can you tell I’m excited? I’m thrilled to be part of the closing party of this epic blog tour! Continue reading

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Sleep by C. L. Taylor @callytaylor @avonbooksuk #blogtour #bookreview #daretosleep

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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’re all have a fab weekend! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the epicness that is the blog tour for C. L. Taylor’s latest psychological thriller Sleep.

Big thanks to Sabah Khan of Avon Books for inviting me on the blog tour and to Avon Books for my e-copy of Sleep which I received through Netgalley.

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Gone in the Night by Mary-Jane Riley @mrsmjriley @killerreads #blogtour #bookreview #damppebblesblogtours

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Happy Tuesday everyone!! I’m delighted to be welcoming the blog tour for Gone In The Night, Mary-Jane Riley’s fourth novel featuring investigative journalist Alex Devlin.

Many thanks to Emma Welton of damppebbles blog tours for inviting me on the blog tour and to Killer Reads for my copy of Gone In The Night which I received thought Netgalley.

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Last Of the Magpies by Mark Edwards @MrEdwards @AmazonPub #LastOfTheMagpies #bookreview #publicationday #netgalley

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EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK !!!!!!  It’s publication day for the finale of The Magpies saga!!! Last of the Magpies is out today and as many of you know I am a massive fan of this series and the author’s work.

A massive thank you to Mark Edwards for my advanced copy of Last of The Magpies which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

The Family Lie by Jake Cross @jakecrossauthor @bookouture #booksontour #bookreview

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Happy Thursday everyone! I’m thrilled to be hosting the Bookouture Books-On-Tour for Jake Cross’ The Family Lie. You can get your copy of this tense thriller by clicking on the appropriate link for your e-reader….

Amazon: https://geni.us/B07N8VVHGFSocial

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2t41M85

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2D1yls8

Googleplay: http://ow.ly/sLbg30nxGTv

Big thanks to the fabulous Noelle Holten of Bookouture for inviting me to take part in the Books-On-Tour and to Bookouture for my copy of The Family Lie which is received through Netgalley. Continue reading

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @sscav @orion_Crime #blogtour #bookreview #ThisBookIsTwisted

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Whoooop whoooop it’s the weekend!!! I hope you’ve got something exciting planned….but if you haven’t, why not treat yourself to a book….maybe I can tempt you with Steve Cavanagh’s Twisted.  I’m thrilled to be sharing this blog tour day with my #glamma Jo Robertson over at My Chestnut Reading Tree.

Big thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the blog tour and to Orion Books for my copy of Twisted which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver @MichellePaver @ed_pr @HoZ_Books #Wakenhyrst #Netgalley

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Half way through the week already!! I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for Michelle Paver’s Wakenhyrst.

My thanks to Annabelle Wright of ed public relations and Head of Zeus for my copy of Wakenhyrst which I received through Netgalley

The Blurb

“Something has been let loose…” 

In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. 

When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. 

Maud’s battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father’s past. 

Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl’s longing to fly free.

What Did I Think?

I don’t normally read historical crime fiction or gothic based fiction but there was something about the blurb for Wakenhyrst that caught my interest. Little did I know what I’d let myself in for!

Wakenhyrst wasn’t just this historical crime thriller that I was expecting; for me it turned into a bit of a historic psychological thriller. Anything that happened to Maud’s father, Edmund I questioned whether it was actually happening, whether someone was causing these things to happen or whether Edmund was just mad!  This could actually say more about me and my love of psychological thrillers – the way Ms Paver has written the story made me doubt whether the events I was reading about were real!

Our leading lady Maud, I really didn’t know what to make of her.  She’s lived an oppressed life in the shadow of her brother, working as her father’s secretary.  But she’s a bright lass and someone who is passionate with a dark side.  There is a lot that happens in Maud’s life that is out of her control and as she grows up, she grows in confidence to take control of her life, manipulating those around her. Saying that, I loved her friendship with Clem the gardener; there is a feel of innocence that comes with first love which is endearing

There is a thick air of mystery to the story. The household is shrouded in secrets. I really liked the sinister, gothic feel I got from Wakenhyrst and I’ll be looking out for more!

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 Who Is Michelle Paver?

Michelle Paver
Michelle Paver is an international bestselling author with over 3 million copies of her books sold in 37 countries across the globe. She writes for both adults and children and her work includes two of the most critically and commercially acclaimed ghost stories of modern times, Dark Matter and Thin Air and the prize-winning, million copy selling, children’s series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

Born in Malawi, Michelle Paver came to England as a child. She studied Biochemistry at Oxford University before becoming a partner in a City of London law firm. She began to write after her father’s death prompted her to take a one-year sabbatical. She has never looked back. Known for her extensive research, Wakenhyrst was inspired by the rich and haunting folklore of the Suffolk fens, chance encounters, and both the personal and universal stories of women’s quest for independence.